The incoherence of China's national health development strategies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

China ambitiously promised to provide safe, effective, and affordable health care services to all citizens. However, the national strategies for enhancing health remain patchy, and the policy frameworks to empower and inspire individuals and communities to pursue a healthy lifestyle are largely fragmented. The incoherency is well epitomized by China's failure to implement key parts of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control treaty. We seek to advance constructive debate on the health care reform and national health development in China.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, J; Yan, F; Tang, S

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e14 - e16

PubMed ID

  • 23078506

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3519325

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301046


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States